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The road to Memphis

Author: Martin Scorsese; Richard Pearce; Margaret Bodde
Publisher: [Australia] : The AV Channel [distributor] ; distributed by Marcom Projects, 2005.
Series: Blues Film Collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B. B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues. Pearce also takes us on the road and behind the scenes with Memphis blues veterans Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Pearce's homage to Memphis features original performances by B. B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Ike Turner, Rev. Gatemouth Moore and LIttle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: B B King; Bobby Rush; Rosco Gordon; Ike Turner; Rosco Gordon; B B King; Bobby Rush; Ike Turner
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Scorsese; Richard Pearce; Margaret Bodde
OCLC Number: 224415189
Language Note: English language track.
Notes: Rated G.
Region 0 DVD. Colour recording system: PAL.
English language track.
Special features include: three full-length performances not seen in the film: B.B. King: "Key to the Highway", B. B. King: "Blues Boys Tune" and Hubert Sumlin & David Johansen: "Smokestack Lightning", on-camera interview with Richard Pearce and Robert Kenner, Richard Pearce biography and filmography, 5.1 surround sound and The Blues trailer.
Credits: Executive producer, Martin Scorsese ; produced by Margaret Bodde ; series producer, Alex Gibney ; produced by Robert Kenner ; written by Robert Gordon ; directed by Richard Pearce.
Cast: Performed by B. B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Ike Turner and others.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Blues Film Collection.

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Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B. B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues. Pearce also takes us on the road and behind the scenes with Memphis blues veterans Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Pearce's homage to Memphis features original performances by B. B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Ike Turner, Rev. Gatemouth Moore and LIttle Milton, as well as historical footage of Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King and many more.

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